Dramatic victory over Sweden will unite Germany says Werner

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Defender Jimmy Durmaz and his Sweden teammates delivered a powerful anti-racism message on Sunday, following a spate of sickening insults he received following a critical World Cup mishap.

"If you've had this your entire life then it's not a big deal".

The four-time world champions must win by a margin of two goals against South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday to be absolutely sure of progressing.

"However, I am quite convinced that if we play in a liberated way and with the same fluent style, quality and passion that we invested against Sweden, South Korea will have a hard time beating us".

Sweden players have defended team-mate Jimmy Durmaz after he received racial abuse after their dramatic World Cup defeat by Germany.

After the game, Durmaz faced a barrage of abuse on social media, including racist insults and death threats.

Germany, looking far sharper than they did in their opening defeat against Mexico, piled forward and eventually earned their reward when Marco Reus reacted quickly to turn the ball in shortly after the interval.

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Sweden were on course for the last 16 until Toni Kroos stepped up with a wonderful victor in the fifth minute of injury time to rescue the reigning champions 2-1 in a Saturday-night thriller.

Germany coach Joachim Low praised his players for keeping their nerve during a "roller coaster ride" as a late 2-1 win over Sweden reignited their World Cup hopes.

"We have shown that we can give the best teams great difficulties. I'm proud to represent my country", he said.

Both Germany and Sweden have three points in Group F, while Mexico have six.

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa celebrates with family members at the end of the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Andersson said: "The whole group is still alive so we will have to lick our wounds and come back for the last game".

What are we coming to when a professional footballer can't make a purely innocent error during a game without incurring the wrath of hundreds of snide, cowardly little oiks who have been skulking just out of sight, waiting for the chance to project their repugnant shite?

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